Meet Dr. Jan Liles

What’s your favorite season?

Spring – it always signifies a new beginning and longer days. It means I get to go outside when I get home during the week and feel the sunshine on my face. I love the smell of the earth as I turn the soil in my garden beds. I usually feel rejuvenated after having spent most of the winter inside hibernating.

Who is your favorite sports team?

Ohio State Buckeyes. Go Bucks!!!What is your favorite food?

Ice Cream. Any flavor. Any time of year.Dog or Cat?


If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?

Patagonia. It’s my dream vacation to hike to the tip of South America and then take a cutter ship into Antarctica.

Dr. Jan Liles is a doctor of audiology and co-owner at Alabama Hearing Associates. A lifelong native of the Yellowhammer State, Dr. Liles earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Montevallo and her master’s degree from the University of Alabama.

From 1991 to 2001, she worked with two ENT medical practices and initiated one of the first newborn hearing screening programs in the state. In 2002, she was awarded a doctorate in audiology from the University of Florida. Dr. Liles and her long time best friend Dr. Sheehy founded Alabama Hearing Associates in January 2002.

Dr. Liles considers herself a problem solver, and she spends her days helping people to hear soft voices or voices from a distance; understand conversations in restaurants or family gatherings; hear phone calls; understand speakers at meetings or church; and hear grandchildren and co-workers. Hearing loss affects all aspects of life, and Dr. Liles loves to make life better for her patients.

Her favorite thing about being part of the Alabama Hearing Associates team is the support they give to each other, especially our Patient Care Coordinators. They “take care of a thousand behind-the-scenes details each day so that we can help our patients to hear better.”

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Liles lives in Huntsville with her husband Perry. They have two sons, Jay and Jonathan. Hobbies include reading and scrapbooking. Dr. Liles is involved in local and international missions through her church and carries a special place in her heart for the villagers of Chuluc, Guatemala.

Dr Jan Liles bio

Outside Of The Clinic

What’s your favorite season?

Spring – I enjoy sitting on my back porch and watching the landscape change from washed out to vibrant colors, the green grass, bright red and green Caladiums popping up, my old Hosta in a pot unfurling again, and the Cherry tree full of fluffy pink and white flowers right outside my older son’s window. We call her “Jay’s Happy Tree” every Spring when she puts on her flower show. Spring makes me feel hopeful. It’s a fresh start, a chance for the world to be beautiful again.

Who is your favorite sports team?

Alabama Football – Roll Tide!

What is your favorite food?

Thanksgiving Food – not so much turkey, but all the other sides like cornbread dressing with my special tipsy cranberry sauce, squash casserole, broccoli casserole, sweet potato casserole (topped with half pecan brown sugar for me and half marshmallow for my husband), Margaret’s sage rice, and pecan pie. Makes me thankful just thinking about it!

Dog or Cat?


If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go?

Perry and I went on a Mediterranean cruise for our 25th anniversary. It was all wonderful, but the best was the two days we spent in Venice before flying home. I would go back to Venice in a heartbeat and I’d love to see more of Italy.

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Basic Hearing Test

A basic hearing test begins with an air conduction test. You will be seated in a soundproof booth and single-use, foam earphones will be inserted into your ear canals. The Audiologist will ask you to push a button or raise your hand when you barely hear a series of beeps (tones) presented at various frequencies (pitches) to obtain your air conduction thresholds.

To determine whether your hearing loss is a conductive (mechanical) loss, sensorineural (permanent) loss or combination of the two, we perform a bone conduction test.  

For this test, a head band is place on the bone behind one of the ears to obtain your bone conduction thresholds. This process provides a different form of sound transmission using vibration, which bypasses the eardrum and the middle ear bones and directly stimulates the auditory nerve. When you hear the beeps/tones, you will push a button or raise your hand.

If bone conduction thresholds are better than air conduction thresholds (through the foam inserts), you have a conductive hearing loss. This suggests a problem with the mechanical structures (moving parts) of the ears.

Conductive hearing loss is often a medically treatable condition for which we will provide you with a referral to an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) physician. However, if bone and air conduction thresholds match, it indicates a sensorineural hearing loss (permanent), and the treatment will likely involve hearing aids.



Comprehensive 5-Year treatment plan with premium technology

If you want premium “out of this world” technology and the highest level of service and expert support, our All-Inclusive treatment plan is the right investment for you.

The All-Inclusive treatment plan offers long-term value for your on-the-go lifestyle, providing everything you need to connect with family and friends for years to come.


• Stellar hearing devices from top manufacturer (rechargeable option available)

• Wireless accessory included at no charge

• Comprehensive Annual Visit including hearing assessment, hearing device adjustment, and 19-Point preventative maintenance valutaion

• Bi-annual hearing aid software update and reprogramming

• Same day diagnosis and in-office repair during weekdays for devices dropped off before 3:00 p.m.

• 5-Year full-service repair warranty

• Unlimited remote hearing aid adjustments

• 100% moisture removal by Redux and cleaning

• Hearing aid supplies (stock receivers, batteries, domes and filters)

• $1000 contribution towards purchase of upgraded technology within 48 months

• 3-Year replacement warranty for loss or damage (no deductible)

• Dedicated team of hearing care experts at your service

• Unlimited teleaudiology appointments

• Access to our “speed of light” repair specialists